Well hello there. Before you go any further, this is going to get a bit sweary. You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit sparse on posting this year. I’m still tending my bees but other things have taken priority. Mum got diagnosed with cancer in March and before treatment even got sorted, she … Continue reading Art therapy
It’s that time of year when we have a bit too much chocolate around. I don’t know why people give it to us, we’re both staunch atheists and never reciprocate but why say no to some free stuff? Invariably after eating a bit we end up with loads of chocolate left around and cooking with … Continue reading Hare today, Scone tomorrow…….
Hey wow, turns out posts about recipes are more popular than posts about bee keeping, who’d have guessed? In the spirit of shameless populism, here’s a recipe. Normally we do anything to avoid buying imported veg but if it’s in the Dead and Dying section it’s fair game which is why Friday nights meal was … Continue reading Currying some flavour
Gosh I have been busy this weekend, the allotment now has an anti pigeon device so maybe this year we’ll actually have some brassicas rather than a few empty rows and a pile of green bird shit, although enclosing a whole bed in mesh was a right bloody pain in the arse. The hops have … Continue reading Mackerel with rhubarb chutney and spicy wedges
Yes, OK, I forgot to bake. I’m hungry and I have bee shit to be getting on with. This means I need something quick to prepare but a quick breakfast doesn’t have to be a crap breakfast and at weekends we like to break fast well. In my usual slapdash way none of this has been … Continue reading Quick Honey Apple Rye Bread
There’s something I’ve been meaning to sort out for a while, the last two summers my workshop has been awash with loose bees because of my shoddy woodwork on the hive entrance . I should have done it last year but what with footgate and a couple of rounds of surgery on my face I … Continue reading Making an entrance
I’ve been at it again. I’ve been off with ‘flu, the proper one, not man’ flu. I had a blank left from making my shaving bowl and I few days where I felt fine as long as didn’t attempt to move too much. So I sat there with a bit of beeswax and started on … Continue reading Bee Ware